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Cecilia Almlöv; Ann Grubbström – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
There is a widespread interest in doctoral supervision, yet novice doctoral co-supervisors' experiences remain understudied. The aim of this qualitative study is to explore how supervision culture and practice are experienced by novices. This thematic analysis is based on focus groups and in-depth interviews with 23 novice co-supervisors from two…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Supervision, Novices, Hidden Curriculum
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Xu, Xing; Peng, Jing; Xia, Yunni; Zhang, Rui – Higher Education Research and Development, 2023
Despite an extensive body of literature scrutinising international students' short-term and long-term mobility experiences, little is known about the connection between the two. To address this gap, this study looks into the perception of a group of Chinese international students on how participation in their short-term mobility (STM) experience…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, Foreign Students, Student Experience, Achievement Gains
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Simper, Natalie; Maynard, Nicoleta; Mårtensson, Katarina – Higher Education Research and Development, 2022
This research investigated social interactions within small significant networks across a range of higher education settings to determine their role in supporting improvements to assessment. Thirty-four academic staff from three higher education settings (Australia, Canada and Sweden) provided assessment change examples and drew network diagrams…
Descriptors: Social Networks, College Faculty, Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Relationship
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Ödalen, Jörgen; Brommesson, Douglas; Erlingsson, Gissur Ó.; Schaffer, Johan Karlsson; Fogelgren, Mattias – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Do pedagogical training courses for university teachers have desirable effects on the participants? We set out to answer this question by following a panel of 183 university teachers from Sweden's six largest universities, who participated in pedagogical training courses. Our study reveals that the participants' self-reported confidence in their…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Skills, Teaching Experience
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Magnell, Marie; Geschwind, Lars – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
The purpose of this article is to challenge the idea of incompatibility between links to research and links to professional practice in engineering education. The concept of 'academic drift' is introduced, both related to drift towards theory and towards research links in the curriculum. Empirical data were collected through a case study conducted…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Research and Development, Foreign Countries
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Englund, Claire – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
Higher education institutions are under increasing pressure to offer interdisciplinary education programmes; however, their implementation is not uncomplicated. Particularly where parts of a programme are delivered by different departments, academic development activities to change practices and develop a coherent interdisciplinary programme are…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Teamwork, Higher Education, Educational Development
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Angervall, Petra; Gustafsson, Jan; Silfver, Eva – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
During decades of change in the Western higher education sector, new ways of understanding academic work have reinforced notions of the impact of social capital. The present study investigates researchers' experiences of their own career making within two areas of Education Sciences in Swedish higher education: Childhood Studies (CS) and Science…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators, Educational Researchers, Social Capital
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Håkansson Lindqvist, Marcia – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
An increasing number of professionals take on doctoral studies in order to advance their professional knowledge and develop their practice in line with academic practice. Many choose a thesis by publication. Using a mixed method approach, including data from the publishing process and autoethnographic narrative, this article explores one case of…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Writing for Publication, Doctoral Dissertations, Foreign Countries
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Bergmark, Ulrika; Westman, Susanne – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
The aim of this article is to explore student participation in teaching and learning, focusing on third-year students' experiences in a Swedish teacher education programme. Student participation is here defined as students being active and engaged in the classroom; students impacting on curriculum design; and students' feeling of belonging to a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Undergraduate Students
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Weurlander, Maria; Cronhjort, Mikael; Filipsson, Lars – Higher Education Research and Development, 2017
This study reports on an educational development initiative where peer instruction was used instead of traditional lectures in a calculus course for first-year engineering students. The aim of the study was to explore students' experiences of this method. Data were collected by means of an open-ended questionnaire on two occasions: early and late…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Calculus, Mathematics Instruction, Content Analysis
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Englund, Claire; Olofsson, Anders D.; Price, Linda – Higher Education Research and Development, 2017
Research indicates that teachers' conceptions of and approaches to teaching with technology are central for the successful imple-mentation of educational technologies in higher education. This study advances this premise. We present a 10-year longitudinal study examining teachers' conceptions of and approaches to teaching and learning with…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Technology Uses in Education, Longitudinal Studies, Teacher Attitudes
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Uusimaki, Liisa; Garvis, Susanne – Higher Education Research and Development, 2017
The article reports on a study that explored the personal narratives of two female travelling academics at a Swedish University who had moved from Australia. To complement previous accounts of difficult migration and enculturation within the research literature, this article focuses mainly on the successful experiences of the academics and how…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, College Faculty, Foreign Countries, Professional Autonomy
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Schech, Susanne; Kelton, Maryanne; Carati, Colin; Kingsmill, Verity – Higher Education Research and Development, 2017
Higher education institutions increasingly recognise the need to develop both disciplinary knowledge and soft skills to foster the employability of their graduates. For students in International Studies programmes, the workplace opportunities to develop soft skills relevant to their intended professions are scarce, costly and unavailable to many.…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Global Education, Simulation, Basic Skills
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Hou, Yung-Chi; Ince, Martin; Tsai, Sandy; Wang, Wayne; Hung, Vicky; Lin Jiang, Chung; Chen, Karen Hui-Jung – Higher Education Research and Development, 2016
Joint degree programs have gained popularity in East Asia, due to the growth of transnational higher education in the region since 2000. However, the external quality assurance (QA) and accreditation of joint degree programs is a challenge for QA agencies, as it normally involves the engagement of several institutions and multiple national…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quality Assurance, Academic Degrees, Cooperative Programs
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Silfver, Ann-Louise; Berge, Britt-Marie – Higher Education Research and Development, 2016
In this article, we explore the narratives of 10 doctoral alumni from Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR) who underwent graduate training in Sweden. The narratives identify challenges encountered by the alumni but more importantly reveal the agency by which these challenges were overcome. The most important strategy was that of collaborative…
Descriptors: Laotians, Foreign Countries, Doctoral Programs, Alumni
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